Certified Rare California Chumash Asymmetrical Spindle Charmstone - Bennett Coa
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Certified Rare California Chumash Asymmetrical Spindle Charmstone - Bennett Coa:
Authentic Rare Chumash Incised Asymmetrical Spindle Charmstone - Bennett COA
This artifact was Appraised between $5,350-$6,500, with an Insurance value of $11,850 (see appraisal info picture).This item is legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, Chapter 14.
Artifact Classification Info:An Asymmetrical Spindle Charmstone, from the Chumash culture in Southern California. One end displays multiple grooves comprising ofincised lines, that are not joined. This artifacthas been in private collections.
- Jim Bennett Certificate of Authenticity (COA) included with your purchase.
- There are incised lines on one end of the charmstone which is interpreted as symbolizing lightning. This type of charmstone was said to be a thunderbolt and was usually found at the foot of a tree that had been struck by lightning (see appraisal description photo provided).
- The Chumash of Southern California would also use charmstones for shamanistic purposes in ceremonial context.
- Date Estimate 1300AD-1500AD
- Size: 6-5/16 inch x 1 inch
- Material: Basalt (fine grained)
- Archaeological Charmstone Reference: Elsasser and style="">Provenance: Gallery acquisition, Ex. Britten Marin Collection, California.Britten Marin was the son of John Marin (original founder of Sports Illustrated Magazine).John Marin passed away May 31, 2011.
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